Well, my life will be changing shortly. I am a very healthy 72 years old (everyone thinks I am in my 50's and doctors are always amazed at my vitals). Very active in sports and sex. Weigh 168, 5/10. Biopsied months ago after an MRI indicated a large tumor with 'possible' microscopic extension outside the capsule. Bone & CT scans are clear. Gleason 3+4, 12 out of 15 cores positive, 34 gram prostate. PSA under 7, Stage 2 intermediate. Working with MD Anderson in Sugar Land near Houston. I'm torn up over this because I have been so healthy and sexually active - hetero sex being a VERY important part of my life. Hormone treatment and ERBT seems the greater of two evils for me and I have opted for surgery coming up in a week. But, this site (and Tall Allen) has clued me in to the SBRT Cyberknife option and I contacted St. Luke's, the only hospital in Houston doing this procedure, and am waiting for an appointment to visit with them. My fear is that the possible microscopic extension outside the prostate will render me a poor candidate for SBRT. Any thoughts on this?
Also, another question - if I choose to do nothing at all how long can I expect to be pain free from metastatic bone cancer and what might be my life expectancy?
Thanks very much for sharing any thoughts with me.